Jacksonville State University Scholarship Information

JSU Scholarship Information It’s no secret that applying for scholarships can be stressful for students and their families, but JSU strives to provide an affordable college experience to everyone! There are three different places we encourage students to check out for scholarships. Here are a few helpful places to start:

Merit-based scholarships: These are automatically applied to accepted students who qualify. Here are the standards in which the scholarships are awarded! For questions about Honors (due January 8, 2021) and Leadership scholarships (due February 1, 2021) , be sure to scroll to the bottom of the webpage. Like our admissions policy, merit-based scholarships are currently test-optional/test-blind. They will be determined on GPA, but submitted test scores have the potential to increase a student’s scholarship amount! Students have until May 1, 2021 to send us updated GPA’s, ACT’s, or SAT scores in order to increase their scholarship amount.

JAXapp (due February 1, 2021) : T his is an institution-wide application (meaning all active students can apply). Students can apply to over 250+ scholarships through this single application by using their MyJSU login credentials. Here is where you can find more information. The JAXapp includes Performance-based scholarships , such as drama or music, that require interviews or auditions that are scheduled on a departmental-basis.

Outside scholarships: You never know what additional funds your students may qualify for. Here is a good place to find some golden nugget scholarships, but we encourage your student to research any and all organizations. Fun fact: we’ve had some students pay for their entire tuition through outside scholarships alone!

Your Admissions team is here to help with any merit-based scholarship questions. All other scholarship questions can be directed to the JSU Scholarship Office at (256) 782-8040 or scholarships@jsu.edu .

CollegeCounts Scholarship

The CollegeCounts Scholarship was created to provide funding assistance to Alabama high school students who demonstrate a financial need and a genuine desire to make a difference in what’s next. If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, don’t let funds get in the way. The CollegeCounts Scholarship might just be for you!

Eligibility Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Be a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall 2021
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an Alabama resident
  • Planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution in fall 2021
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Have an ACT score of 26 or below (applicants attending a two-year school will not be required to submit ACT scores)

Award Details

Awards of $4,000 for four-year college enrollees and $2,000 for two-year college enrollees.

Award is one-time, non-renewable and granted on a semester basis in the first academic year.

Application Period

  • Opens – December 1, 2020 – 12:01 am/CST
  • Closes – February 25, 2021 – 11:59 pm/CST

Shelby County High School Local Scholarships

Please see the attachment below for the Shelby County High School Local Scholarship Application. This single application covers the following scholarships:
*Bryant Bank and Billy Jones Scholarship
*David Phillips Memorial Scholarship
*Edwin Rush Memorial Scholarship
*George Bentley Scholarship
*Scott Armstrong Scholarship
*Stewart Scholarship
*Tyler Madison Scholarship

Applications should be emailed to Mrs. Keahey by May 1, 2020.

Tara Owen Scholarship

Attention Seniors planning to attend the University of Montevallo in the fall of 2020! A scholarship fund has been established at the University of Montevallo in loving memory of Tara Owen, who lost her life on October 24, 2001, after a long, courageous battle with cystic fibrosis.

The completed application form must be emailed to Mrs. Keahey no later than May 1, 2020, together with:

A personal letter from you introducing yourself to us;
Two letters of recommendation, preferably from teachers or an adult friend;

Qualifications are the following:
Senior who will attend University of Montevallo
Student must have a 3.0 GPA or above
Student who has overcome or dealt with a major difficulty in life

Click the link below for the application.

Lhoist North America Scholarship

Lhoist North America desires to support the community by offering a scholarship opportunity to graduating high school seniors. The Lhoist North America Community Scholarship is available to students in the 2020 graduating class. A $1,000 scholarship will be granted to the student most deserving based on financial need, demonstrated moral integrity, involvement in outside activities and work ethics with a clearly articulated career goal.

A committee of Lhoist North America employees will select the scholarship recipient. Applications must be received in our local office no later than April 20, 2020. Students should mail or email their applications and supporting documents to Ms. Kelley’s attention at the address below. Application and information are attached.

Emily Kelley
Sr. HR Manager
East Lime Region

Lhoist North America
3309 Hwy. 31
Calera, AL 35040

O: 205.402.1517
M: 205.603.1615
emily.kelley@lhoist.com

Marylou Kelley Scholarship

REMINDER – Marylou Kelley Scholarship deadline is approaching!

Completed applications must be postmarked by April 15. The application is located in the original post.

Each applicant must include a resume; a personal essay; an official copy of his/her transcript; an official copy of his/her ACT scores; proof of acceptance from college, university, or technical school; and two letters of recommendation as specified on the application. All of these plus the completed application must be postmarked and mailed by April 15 to the address below. Please email Mrs. Keahey to have your transcript sent.

Wilsonville United Methodist Women
c/o Wilsonville United Methodist Church
P. O. Box 530
Wilsonville, AL 35186.

Jefferson State Community College Counselor Scholarship

Jefferson State-Counselors’ Scholarship

Students must meet the following criteria to be nominated by their counselor:

  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA after grades have posted for their first semester of the student’s senior year;
  • Must be an U.S. citizen or permanent resident status;
  • Must have completed an admission application to Jefferson State for Fall 2020 semester.
  • Complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA for Jefferson State.  JSCC school code is 001022.

Requirements:

  • Typed, two-page essay by student on the topic What are your career goals, and how will earning a college degree from JSCC help achieve those goals?” . Essay must be 12-point font, double spaced, and a minimum of 500 words in total.
  • Typed resume of student activities.
  • Completed student information section on the Jefferson State Community College 2020-21 Counselor’s Scholarship Nomination Form (attached below).
  • Essay and nomination form must be submitted to Mrs. Keahey NO LATER than Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • Mrs. Keahey will submit the nomination packet to Jeff State on recipient’s behalf
  • Scholarship recipient will be announced at Senior Night on May 12, 2020

The American School Bus Council High School Video Scholarship Contest

The American School Bus Council announces “The Value of the Yellow School Bus to Education High School Student Video Scholarship Contest.” The contest is open to any individual who is enrolled in high school in the United States. Each submission must be the work of one individual (the “Entrant”) and must be submitted by May 6, 2020. 

Please see attachments below for more information.